Matthew Ferrara

Director of State Regulatory Affairs

Value-based Health Care

Matt served in Texas state government for 20 years. He served 7 years as Director of Quality Oversight for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Matt worked with health plans, hospitals and other providers/associations and other stakeholders on numerous initiatives designed to drive healthcare value, with many using 3M tools. These initiatives ranged from public reporting and data interpretation, as well as health plan and provider payment transformation.

Matt’s previous positions in state government included oversight of a full-risk managed care model serving Medicaid and non-Medicaid individuals with mental health and substance use disorder needs. He served in numerous capacities over 13 years—enrollee and provider relations, quality oversight, contract management, data analysis, budget/finance/rate setting, and finally as director.

Prior to his state government experience, Matt was employed for 8 years by a private provider of community-based long-term services and supports, in direct client care and executive capacities.